When I said it was going to be a rough weekend at the box office, I'm not sure that I expected it would be this rough. Pretty much every new release completely bombed, and the top slot was won by the holdover The Expendables 2. However, don't think this is because that movie is doing so well….rather, everything else did so bad it won the weekend with a meager $13.5 million. The Bourne Legacy came in second and ParaNorman rounded out the top three.
The opening movie this weekend that performed best was JGL's Premium Rush, however, it made only $6.3 million. Even the very odd The Odd life of Timothy Green made more money. The horror movie The Apparition starring Ashley Green didn't even make the top 10. Rough weekend for all movies involved! Here's hoping Tom Hardy and friends can bring back some bucks with Lawless next weekend.
Box Office: August 27th
|1. The Expendables 2|
$13.5 Million / $52.3m Total Domestic / $74.7m Total Worldwide
There is some life in these "mature" action heroes yet.
|2. The Bourne Legacy|
$9.3 Million / $85.5m Total Domestic / $113.6m Total Worldwide
The new Bourne isn't exactly as great as the first three Bournes, but at least it's hanging in.
$8.4 Million / $28.3m Total Domestic / $35.9m Total Worldwide
"Don't make me throw this hummus: It's spicy!"
|4. The Campaign|
$7.4 Million / $64.5m Total Domestic / $66.6m Total Worldwide
|5. The Dark Knight Rises|
$7.2 Million / $422.2m Total Domestic / $941.2m Total Worldwide
It's approaching the billion dollar mark worldwide, but with its big week to week drop-offs will it make it?
|6. The Odd Life of Timothy Green|
$7.1 Million / $27m Total Domestic
A kid who was grown in a garden was more interesting to audience than JGL on a bike. I don't know what to think about that...
|7. Premium Rush|
$6.3 Million / New / $7.6m Total Worldwide
And, apparently an action movie centered around a bike, is not as appealing as an action movie centered around a bus. Who knew.
|8. 2016: Obama's America|
$6.2 Million / $9m Total Domestic
Probably the biggest surprise of the weekend, is how well the conservative documentary that attempts to examine where the country will be in 2016 if Obama is in office for another four years. It is now the highest-grossing conservative documentary ever.
|9. Hope Springs|
$6 Million / $45m Total Domestics
|10. Hit & Run|
$4.7 Million / $5.8m Total Domestic
Well, at least it made the top 10.